Monday, April 27, 2009

Coolidge Center for the Arts

For those who have been following me on twitter you know my big news- McGowan Fine Art will be taking over the exhibition program for the summer at the Coolidge Center for the Arts located at the Wentworth Coolidge Historic Site in Portsmouth, NH. It will be very exciting for us to be on the seacoast- and especially exciting for out artists.

It is also a lot of hard work. I have been juggling the writing of press releases, getting postcards made, buying extra credit card machines- all in anticipation of this new venture.

We will be stretched pretty thin trying to man (or woman) two galleries, but we will manage. I thought people would be interested in seeing the raw space before we give it a makeover in the next few weeks. I don't have a budget like some of the TV Makeover programs but I think it should look pretty good by the time we are done.

The first show will be:
May 13- June 7
Reception Sunday May 24 5-7PM

Alison Goodwin
Peter Milton
Becky Darling
Peter Sabin
Mark Shapiro
Sheri Tomek

Jane Ryan

We will also have an artist's talk on June 7 from 2-3 PM with Peter Milton addressing the future of the print. This is in collaboration with the NH Humanities Council. Please join us- the last talk Peter gave was standing room only!
We will also have an e-newsletter specific to the Portsmouth location which will only go out for the summer. If you would like to sign up- just contact me at